From The Land Of The Nude To The Prude

| TN, USA | Related | July 25, 2012

(My mom is from the US, but my dad’s family moved here from Norway when he was 5. My mom always drove my best friend and me to middle school. As we’re en route, we see two wrinkled, elderly people walking along the sidewalk. The man is wearing very short shorts, and the woman is wearing a bikini.)

Me: “Oh, my gosh! Look at those people! What on earth are they doing?! It’s still like 60 degrees outside! And they’re so saggy!”

Mom: “Even if they’re warm from the walk, you’d think they’d have the decency to wear a bit more than that.”

Friend: “Um… aren’t those your grandparents?”

(There is a long silence.)

Me: “Well, I guess it is colder in Norway.”

Mom: “At least your grandmother’s wearing a top today. Your father says it took awhile to convince her that it needed to be done in this country.”

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